Cuisine Type: Colombian and Latin American Cuisine
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 11–25
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Cazuela de Mariscos
Alcohol: Full bar
Delivery / Take-out Available: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Pro Tip: Come hungry. Great portions, big quality.
Q&A with Gladys, General Manager
What made you want to work with food? When did you first develop that passion?
We have always loved cooking, especially for big crowds. It's customary in Colombia, so we can say it's in our blood. Not everyone is made for cooking; it's something you are born into, and nothing is more satisfying than seeing happy faces and full bellies.
What is one of your most popular offerings? How is it prepared?
Seafood casserole or cazuela de mariscos. It's seafood sauteed in garlic sauce and chopped red peppers, then cooked with coconut milk, bechamel sauce, white wine, and a hint of brandy. It's custom to serve it with white rice and tostones.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We've got different staple dishes, like our bandeja paisa, or our parrilladas for two. We've got the seafood parrillada and the meats parrillada, and they are definitively worth a try. And our kids' menu won't disappoint, rest assured.
We also have fast food available, from Colombian snacks or Colombian-style burgers with pineapple sauce to cheeseburgers and hot dogs.
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
Our menu is ample, to say the least, from juicy steaks paired with fresh chimichurri sauce to fresh, whole fish deep fried or sauteed in garlic sauce to typical dishes from several Latin American countries that transport you to those places you remember or wish you knew, including sizzling fajitas served to your table and delicious quesadillas made-to-order with fresh guacamole, sour cream, and pico de gallo. Our salad options are worth a try, like our Santa Fe salad, with chicken, bacon, and mixed cheese.
There's plenty of appetizers to choose from, like our perfectly floured fried calamari or our fresh, made-to-order stuffed avocado with shrimp in Caribbean pink sauce. Our desserts are as varied as our menu: fresh nuts and dulce de leche cake with vanilla ice cream or Natas dessert, a sweet Colombian treat. Last but not least, our drinks menu: margaritas, mojitos, piña coladas, daiquiris, our famous fresh sangria, and a special Colombian drink called refajo, made with beer and champagne cola—deliciously fresh to quench summer thirst. Our menu is made to satisfy any appetite.
Shop for tasty and hearty canned goods here and stock up on all of your favorite side dishes and main courses, such as soups and canned fruit.
The frozen food here tastes so good, you'll forget it came from the microwave!
Bring out your Italian side in the kitchen and create a yummy pasta dish with some noodles from Hollywood Gourmet Coffee.
Upgrade your barbecue by selecting from the fine meats available here.
Ready for a change? Switch up your weekly meal selections with some bold spices and seasonings from here.
Pick up a loaf of freshly-baked bread from Hollywood Gourmet Coffee and create that tasty sandwich you've been craving all day.
Whether you're a double shot of espresso or a jasmine tea, this place has you covered.
Dive into dinner and a movie without dirtying a single dish! A frozen meal will make things super simple seven days a week.
When you get that craving for chocolate chip cookies, pick up the ingredients here.
Make sure you always have a variety of beverages on hand, especially during the warmer months. This drink is sure to take care of business.
Not everyone has time for pancakes in the morning. Get going with a tasty box of cereal the whole family will enjoy.
Loaded with essential vitamins and minerals, the produce from this store will give you the energy your body needs.
For cool, refreshing H20, Hollywood Gourmet Coffee's got you covered.
Without a doubt, the best vinegar and oil options are stocked on the shelves at their terrific store.
Enjoy a small, bite-sized snack from Hollywood Gourmet Coffee and cure your hunger pains.
We all could use a little dairy in our diet, so why not add some to your day and pick it up at Hollywood Gourmet Coffee? You'll feel great knowing you're getting just the right nutrition.
Not only is fish great for your heart, but it also packs a punch in the flavor department, so get to grilling!
Whether you are looking for short- or long-term parking, you can find both options nearby.
You can never have too much water on hand, so grab a bottle or two from Black Bean Cafe.
Black Bean Cafe can hook you up with the latest coffee and tea beverages.
Make sure you always have a variety of beverages on hand, especially during the warmer months. This drink is sure to take care of business.
Don't wait for things like rice to cook when you don't have to. The great selection of frozen food here helps you speed up the cooking time for any number of different foods.
Don't get enough dairy in your diet? Dairy products from this store are sure to deliver all the nutrients you need.
Black Bean Cafe offers a range of classic and signature breads, all of which are fresh and baked to perfection.
If you're cooking up a large dinner for the whole family, grab some canned goods from Black Bean Cafe and create some yummy and easy side dishes.
All the supplies you need to make a craveworthy dessert are here.
These tasty and nutritious snacks will help you push through your long workday.
Cereal doesn't have to be just for kids. If you are looking for a quick, easy, and tasty breakfast to get out the door, pick some up today.
Here you can find a wide selection of oil and vinegar for all of your cooking needs, such as sauces and dressings.
You can't beat the health benefits of fresh fish, so find a few you like and get to cooking!
For an upgrade to your meals, you'll definitely want to test the fine meats for purchase here.
Whether you cook it or eat it raw, the produce from Black Bean Cafe will be tasty no matter what.
Great spices and seasoning will up the flavor in everything you make.
Get your noodle on! Black Bean Cafe has some of the best and affordable noodle and pasta options in the area.
A frozen meal is just what you want when chopping, dicing, sauteing, and slicing isn't in the cards.
With parking nearby to spare, Black Bean Cafe is ready for your visit.
Sit down to some Thai-infused deliciousness at Nakorn Thai Restaurant, and add yet another sparkling review to the lengthy list of compliments.
Fear not you gluten-free or low-fat eaters, you'll have plenty of choices here.
Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here.
You won't need to get a sitter before heading to this restaurant — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment.
Nakorn Thai Restaurant is the perfect spot to enjoy a great meal outside (weather permitting).
Cut out wait times and book a table ahead of time.
Show up in sneakers or a suit at Nakorn Thai Restaurant, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance.
Enjoy this restaurant's cooking from your own home with their carryout and delivery options.
Catering is also available if you'd like to serve Nakorn Thai Restaurant's tasty dishes at your next party.
Diners at Nakorn Thai Restaurant will love the simple and nearby street parking options.
Bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes.
An average meal at Nakorn Thai Restaurant will set you back about $30.
So if curry and peanut sauce is what makes you happy, make sure to try the much-talked-about Thai fare at Nakorn Thai Restaurant.
When pad thai is on the mind, get comfortable with the highly-rated fare at casual Nakorn Thai Restaurant.
Nakorn Thai Restaurant's Thai food is so quick and flavorful that you'll come back again and again.
If you're seeking some creative and tasty Thai food in the area, look no further than the highly-rated Nakorn Thai Restaurant.
Fresh from the oven every time, the insanely-cheesy slices at Mauro Pizza have visitors hooked on five-star reviews.
Mauro Pizza serves food that not only tastes great, but is low in fat and gluten-free.
Pair your entree with a glass of wine or draft beer — this pizzeria has a fully-stocked bar to complement your meal.
This pizzeria welcomes kids, too, so you can feel good about bringing the whole family.
Mauro Pizza provides seasonal outdoor seating — be sure to grab a chair before it's too late.
The pizzeria also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Mauro Pizza to your next party or event.
Delivery and carryout are easy options for those interested in staying home.
You can leave your car curbside with nearby street parking.
For those who prefer to travel by bike, Mauro Pizza is a great option due to its generous bike parking options.
Whether you're hungry first thing in the morning or prefer to eat a little later, Mauro Pizza is conveniently open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
If pizza is your all-time favorite, it's important to find a pie that's worth your while. With star-studded reviews and sky-high ratings, there's no better way to spend your time than eating some 'za at Mauro Pizza.
So bring your appetite to Mauro Pizza. This no-muss, no-fuss pizza joint comes with rave reviews.
Come spend a casual night out over a delicious pizza at Mauro Pizza.
So when pizza is calling your name, head on over to Mauro Pizza and give into your craving.
For signature rolls with rave reviews, people can't stop talking about the four-star sushi served at Red Thai and Sushi.
A healthy lifestyle starts with the food you eat, and Red Thai and Sushi is creating innovative healthy meals.
With this sushi spot's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening.
The whole family can enjoy a meal at this sushi spot with its kid-friendly fare.
The patio seating at Red Thai and Sushi is perfect for those warm summer days.
Take advantage of the sushi spot's reservation system, and book a table for your party.
Perfect for an after-work outing, Red Thai and Sushi won't require you to change outfits before dining as the dress here is super casual.
Some say walking is the greatest thing in life. This sushi spot knows it's carryout.
Catering from Red Thai and Sushi will take your party to the next level.
Red Thai and Sushi is located near endless parking options, allowing diners to find quick and easy parking.
Store your bike safely at one of the main bike racks near Red Thai and Sushi.
If you go out for a nice meal, it doesn't need to cost $100, come treat yourself at Red Thai and Sushi.
Critics award the most brownie points to the sushi spot's dinner offerings, but breakfast and lunch are also available.
Red Thai and Sushi is serving up some of the most highly-rated sushi in all of Hollywood.
If you're looking to try some amazing sushi, be sure to check out Red Thai and Sushi.
The Food Truck phenomenon has spread like wildfire across the country and Miami is no exception. Just over a year ago, Miami had approximately 50 trucks on the road and now that number is approaching 100 or more. Food Trucks roam the streets of Miami solo or roar into rallies from South Miami all the way up to Palm Beach County almost every day of the week.
Latin Burger and gastropod were some of the first trucks on the road and the pioneers of the Food Truck frenzy in Miami. BTTR - short for Biscayne Triangle Truck Round-Up - is the most longstanding Food Truck rally and began in 2009. Every Tuesday night, you are sure to find 15-20 trucks in front of Johnson and Wales University, slinging their food for crowds.
Everyone is sure to find something at BTTR to tickle their palate - how about a Bubble Tea from Boba Station? My favorite is the lychee slushie with orange pearls - bursts of fruit and sweet that leave you craving just one more (technically, I had one more plus since I also had to sample the Papaya and the Black Milk Tea).
The Bubble Tea is perfect to wash down a true eyes-roll-to-the-back-of-your-head favorite - the Grilled Blue and Bacon (crisp bacon with creamy blue cheese and green onion on sourdough bread). This sandwich, along with several other signature snacks, come hot and melting off the grill of Ms. Cheezious® - may I recommend the Crabby Cheese Melt or the Swiss and Guava special?
But you can’t stop there. Food truck rallies are not about stopping at one truck. The siren song of El Rincon del Coqui is calling you to come and sample a huge, flavorful Tripleta Sandwich, Puerto Rico's famous three meat sandwich. It comes complete with incredible sauce and crispy potato sticks. Bring friends - this is a monster, must-share sandwich.
If fish tacos are your indulgence of choice, check out Purple People Eatery which has a crispy Miami Mahi taco topped with chipotle mayo and pineapple-jalapeno salsa. Another option is Jefe’s Original Fish Taco and Burgers - a quick bite and make sure you request some of the house hot sauce!
Porkalicious has more bacon, pulled pork, marinated pork, grilled pork and chicharrones than any other truck I have seen. They even have you covered with bacon ice cream for dessert!
And if dessert is what you want, then dessert is what you get. For those that have the stomach for it, the Krispy Kreme shake and/or Nutella shake from Big Kahuna are the dessert waves to ride. Donuts. In a Shake. Think about that.
Fireman Derek has scrumptious sweets - chocolate flan, pie pops and award-winning Key lime pie. Cupcakes may be more your style and Clarabelle’s Cupcakes gives a great selection, including a Lavender Cupcake with Lavender icing! Shaved ice may be the perfect solution to cool off as well but if you are looking for me, you can find me at the Bubble Tea truck … sampling. Again.
Other standup weekly food truck rallies include Young Circle in Hollywood on Mondays, BTTR on Tuesdays, and Bayfront on Wednesdays - Come hungry!
For calendars and locations of the Miami Food Truck rallies - check out: South Florida Food Trucks.
Nightly crowds with appetites fueled by drinks and dancing used to overwhelm street vendors around Havana's nightclubs in their search for hearty food, prompting cooks to invent a simple snack that combined salty, sweet, and sour flavors in each bite. Named for their popularity around midnight, medianoche sandwiches typically layer roast pork, sliced pickles, and swiss cheese between two gently toasted pieces of yellow egg bread. Although these late-night staples hail from Cuba, they've made their way to a number of much-lauded Miami-area eateries.
Islas Canarias: The chefs incorporate some international flavors, but their faithfulness to Cuba's most iconic dishes earned it Miami New Times' award for Best Cuban Restaurant in 2011. In addition to importing sausages and other cured meats for their sandwiches, the café's chefs also carry on culinary tradition by making medianoche sandwiches until as late as 11 p.m.
Puerto Sagua: Frommer's called this venerable diner "one of the most reasonably priced places left on the beach for simple, hearty fare." Its doors remain open until 2 a.m. every night of the week, inviting passersby to stop in for a quick bite before continuing their revelry.
Versailles Restaurant: Originally founded in 1971, the restaurant prides itself on being a hotspot for Miami's Cuban community. 3 Guys from Miami describes this sense of history, saying, "the restaurant is a lot like the Cuba of old—loud, boisterous, and full of excitement, just dripping in Cuban patriotism." Golden-brown medianoche sandwiches continue emerging from the kitchen until as late as 4:30 a.m. on Saturdays.
Enriqueta's Sandwich Shop: Although its doors close long before sunset, the Zagat-rated eatery defies tradition by still featuring a medianoche sandwich. Food & Wine magazine emphasized the shop's authentic Cuban ambience in 2004, saying, "the Formica benches and loud Spanish chatter make you feel that you are, as the locals say, not far from America."
There are a lot of factors that go into making a successful restaurant - partners that share a vision, culinary talent and creativity, a diligent and knowledgeable front of house and a concept that will take off. The Pubbelly group in Miami checks all of those boxes, plus has some of the most fun and exciting food that you want to eat over and over again.
Pubbelly as a group comprises four restaurants: Pubbelly Gastro Pub, Barceloneta, Pubbelly Sushi and, the newest, Macchialina. All of the partners are Chefs and Hospitality Professionals and, most importantly, they are hands on every single day. The vision and expertise (plus pure FUN!) of the partners make the Pubbelly restaurants a true culinary adventure.
One of our goals has been to complete the Pubbelly Crawl - a tour of all four of the restaurants and to sample their signature and seasonal dishes. We did it and our primary takeaway was - When can we go back?
Pubbelly Gastro Pub
There are no distractions from the menu at the Pubbelly Gastro Pub. Brick walls, wood tables and a neighborhood feel allow you to be comfy while perusing an inspired menu full of imaginative, reasonably priced plates. Our server was incredibly knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the menu and steered us in the most delicious directions.
We oohed & aahed over the Dates avec Chorizo with goat cream and bacon and scooped forkfuls of the perfectly formed Housemade Gnudi with pumpkin and black lager jus. The signature McBelly slider is a must-have with a crunchy and flavorful kimchee and delicious barbecue sauce.
The wild plate that was surprisingly scrumptious was the Foie and Nutella. I am all about Foie anything, but the Nutella even gave me pause. Crispy toasts, melted Nutella and creamy, rich Foie mousse made this a mindblowing experience - the first bite is all about processing the rich ingredients. The second bite is pure heaven.
Pubbelly Gastro Pub has seasonal offerings as well as an occasionally changing menu - look for the Braised Berkshire Pork Cheeks with potato foam (I am addicted!), horseradish cream, and caviar jus. It will complete your life.
When you think Barceloneta, you should think Catalan Bistro; a lively atmosphere, always busy and an open kitchen that allows you to see the innovative Chef Juliana Gonazalez at work. She never disappoints!
Service at Barceloneta follows along the same stellar path as Pubbelly Gastro Pub - the servers are full of information and happy to guide you through the menu according to your preferences. The Bistro Plates are my favorites. Barceloneta allows me to eat how I love to eat - multiple plates to share with each bite introducing a new flavor experience.
Dinner is a winding journey through dishes like the mandatory Barceloneta Pulpo a Feira - octopus, fingerling potato foam, pimento and chorizo (the best I have ever had); and the exquisite head-on Gambas con Chocolate - langoustines, garlic, sherry, and chocolate picada.
Don’t overlook the signature shishito peppers with candied walnuts resting on a scoop of Valdeon cheese or the mouthwatering Ensalada de Alachofa - baby artichokes, frisse, arugula, wheat berries, Serrano ham, and Manchego cheese finished with a truffle vinaigrette. Dessert is not meant to fill you up further, but rather sweep you away on clouds of salted caramel delight that are enhanced with chocolate crumbs and layers of raspberries.
In a complete departure from the Gastro Pub and Barceloneta, Pubbelly Sushi opened in October 2011; however, the Pubbelly brand is completely present in the decor, neighborhood conviviality and stellar service. The Pork Belly and Clams Sushi Roll could also be a giveaway (and a definite recommendation!).
Pubbelly Sushi is not your traditional sushi but experiential eating with intriguing combos. One of our favorite dishes is Tostones con Ceviche - hamachi ceviche served with fried plantains. The tang of the ceviche combined with the just-perfect mild crunch of the tostones will get me back again and again.
We stayed on the non-traditional path enjoying delights like the Maine Lobster New England Style roll (with Yuzu!) and the Southern Fried Soft Shell Crab with Kimchee, Mustard Slaw, and Shiso Ranch. The unusual combos make it so much fun to choose different bites from the menu!
Two of the must-try dishes (although there is not anything that we would not recommend so far!) are the Bigeye Tuna roll - spicy tuna, arroz Pegao, rocotto cream and sea salt and the Hamachi Jalapeno sashimi. Both are flavor explosions and both have the same result - you want to request another order, hoard it from your friends and eat it immediately.
Since I am a Northeast transplant, Macchialina felt a bit like coming home. It is the latest addition to the Pubbelly group and front of house and kitchen are under the deft Northeastern-influenced vision of owners Chef Michael Pirolo and General Manager Jennifer Chaefsky. They have created a neighborhood haven with a generous daily Happy Hour with Pizza and Peroni for $10, a menu filled to the brim with rustic Italian plates and servers that present the menu famously.
The motto on the menu is "Life is a combination of magic and pasta" (Federico Fellini) and the dish that brought the magic most particularly for me was the Beet Filled Mezzaluna - perfect al dente ravioli half moons filled with ricotta salata and topped with finely diced beets and brown butter and sprinkled with poppy seeds. Sublime, magical and unforgettable.
As I was waxing poetic on beets and mezzaluna, the Creamy Polenta with sausage ragu and cipollini arrived to distract and delight. Mounds of Broccolini al Cesare is compulsory - the toasted garlic and pile of deliciously dressed greens will change how you think about Caesar anything. Cavatelli Macchialina with baby meatballs was satisfying and only lacking in that I wanted about 20 more of the meatballs.
To round off dinner, you must have the Tiramisu. The espresso granita and chocolate crumble is paired with a mascarpone pudding that can make you weep.
As with all of the Pubbelly restaurants, picking favorites is hard to do and I won’t even attempt. Each restaurant has something so unique to offer but always with the consistent Pubbelly stellar quality present.
Just when you think you have experienced something completely amazing, there is another plate, another dish, another experience. Ambiance, a distinctive vision, neighborhood comfort, and pocketbook friendly prices are all part of the adventure on the Pubbelly Crawl. I'm ready to do it again!